I’m interested in a career in Commercial Real Estate; what do I need to know?

I’m interested in a career in Commercial Real Estate; what do I need to know?

Commercial Real Estate (CRE) professionals build up and support the community as a whole. A career in commercial real estate is both engaging and challenging, but isn’t for everybody. For those suited and committed to the business, it can provide a long and prosperous career. If you are self-motivated, flexible, and enjoy independence with unlimited earning potential, CRE may be for you.

As you might expect, independence requires one to maximize efficient use of their time. Your time is often unstructured and may entail balancing many clients over several months and often years until deals can be completed. Persistence and drive are mandatory.

Many enter the business after having careers in other sales related activities. This can be an advantage in that most sales positions require interpersonal skills and negotiating experience. The value of these attributes cannot be overemphasized.

The potential earnings for CRE agents is significantly higher than many other sales positions. Commissions however, are often unstable and can vary from year to year and are subject to changing market conditions.

Swisher Commercial is always looking for both experienced and talented individuals that may have interest in this vibrant and rewarding field. If you would like to discuss in more detail, please contact Swisher Commercial at (734)663-0501 or visit our Careers page HERE.

Michael Jurgenson, CCIM, Managing Broker



NAR – National Association of Realtors

CBOR – Michigan Commercial Board of Realtors

CCIM Institute – Certified Commercial Investment Member

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